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The Old Lion

Pailton Road, Rugby, CV23 0HQ

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  • The Old Lion - Warwickshire
  • The Old Lion - Warwickshire
  • The Old Lion - Warwickshire
  • The Old Lion - Warwickshire
  • The Old Lion - Warwickshire
Opening hours
Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:00 - 21:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00.

We both had their Sunday roast and couldn't find fault with it. Our only problem was that there was too much and neither of us could clear our plate! Thoroughly enjoyed and will definitely book again.

Anthony 24 September 2019
from Lutterworth

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A welcoming village pub with traditional style and modern gastropub flavours, The Old Lion is an inviting spot for leisurely meals. Dogs are welcome in the bar area, and there are crackling log fires to relax by with a glass of wine or cask ale.

The Old Lion menu is a modern example of British gastropub excellence, with classic dishes sitting alongside contemporary flavours. Artisan breaded brie with a red berry jelly is a great sharer to start off with, moving on to pub favourites like cod and chips or homemade pie of the day. There are rustic pizzas cooked in the stone oven, and succulent steaks and burgers from the grill menu too.

Enjoy generous Sunday roasts at The Old Lion in Rugby, featuring a choice of slow-cooked meats with all the trimmings. Local cask ales and ciders are served at the bar, as well as a concise wine list and extensive choice of international spirits.

A homely pub with modern updates and a gourmet menu, The Old Lion is a 9-minute drive from Rugby Rail Station.

The Old Lion

Pailton Road, Rugby, CV23 0HQ

Contact +44 1788833238

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Customer reviews for The Old Lion

4.1 ((((* (based on 91 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (66)
  • lunch (35)
  • value (19)
  • private dining (14)
  • romantic (14)
  • large parties (11)
  • luxury (7)
  • child friendly (6)
  • trendy (6)
  • business (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • breakfast (1)
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  • ((((* 14 October 2019 by Suzanne from Coventry

    We love this place and have been for many meals over the years. I find it a very cosy comfortable friendly place with a lovely ambience. We were however a little bit disappointed Saturday evening with our starters my husband ordered white bait and I myself had the squid. Well to say the portions were small is an understatement I had 4 very thin rings of squid my husband had about 8 white bait these were not brought out with dips or anything to accompany them. The main meals however were very good I had the beef cheek my husband the fish and chips the fish was very small but he said it was cooked very well. The service was excellent and not slow. Bottle of pinot grigio very reasonable. So apart from disappointing starters it was all very good

  • ((((( 14 October 2019 by Anup from Northampton

    Great Sunday lunch. Tasty and perfect size portion

  • ((((( 4 October 2019 by Diane from Rugby

    from the moment we walked in the door we were made welcome, our drinks order was taken promptly. The menu had lots of options and we were truly spoilt for choice. The waiter was very good in recommending dishes and service was excemplorary

  • ((*** 3 October 2019 by Morgan from Rugby

    I don’t normally complain, but both food and service was well below par. The drinks took 15 minutes to arrive, I ordered the scallops, described as scallops with bacon and pea purée. This turned out to be 2 measly scallops, a squeeze of pea purée smaller than the pad on my little finger. With not even one full rasher of bacon of which totalled over £7 and I could eat in two mouthfuls. Another of my party had stale bread arrive with their soup. The drinks both soft and draught pints were flat and we had to chase them to be redone. Finally, the waiter didn’t know how to reprint a card receipt and had to wait 5 mins for everyone to have a try. Despite an inadequate dinner the waiter who served us was very polite and that should be a credit to him.

  • (((** 2 October 2019 by Suzanne from Warwickshire

    We would not recommend The Old Lion it was very tired the carpets were badly stained as were the tables which could have been covered with a plain white tablecloth. The lighting was very bright and not ambient at all. There were lots of large cobwebs!!!
    The menu was too large if they cut it down the saving could then be spent on presentation of the inn.
    Staff were lovely and very knowledgeable.

  • ((((( 30 September 2019 by Fergus from Rugby

    On entering the Old Lion we were greeted by a lovely lady who escorted us to our table and introduced our waiter for the evening. The waiter was very polite and professional. The menu was very varied and we changed our minds numerous times but settled on lamb koftas and home made scotch egg for starters, fillet steak and homemade chicken pie. The meal was delicious. After desert we settled in the bar and enjoyed a few guns from the large variety they offered. We would strongly recommend a visit to the old lion, friendly warm welcome with excellent food and service at a reasonable price. We will definitely be returning.

  • ((((( 29 September 2019 by Dorothy from Ryton-on-Dunsmore

    Steaks were fantastic and the deserts were the best we have eaten.

  • ((((( 24 September 2019 by Anthony from Lutterworth

    We both had their Sunday roast and couldn't find fault with it. Our only problem was that there was too much and neither of us could clear our plate! Thoroughly enjoyed and will definitely book again.

  • ((((( 22 September 2019 by Jacqueline from Harborough magna

    Party of 7. All enjoyed evening. Mum said music was very good. Waiter attentive,food good. Enjoyable evening. Would come again.

  • ((((( 22 September 2019 by Simon from Leamington spa

    Excellent service food great

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